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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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What HomeBuyers Survey should I pick for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Borehamwood

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Borehamwood

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Borehamwood) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Borehamwood

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Borehamwood and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Borehamwood property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Borehamwood property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Borehamwood Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Borehamwood chartered surveyor investigate any flooding?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can all result in extensive flood damage. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas in danger of flooding are right to be worried. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home but are worried about pests - What advice should we get?

Properties in Borehamwood are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Remedies to an infestation can include professional cleaning. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted. A fairly common example may be where roof drains are not located at the roof's lowest points. The drainage system is inspected visually, where access is possible. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Borehamwood and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Borehamwood property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Borehamwood property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Borehamwood Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Borehamwood chartered surveyor investigate any flooding?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes can all result in extensive flood damage. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas in danger of flooding are right to be worried. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home but are worried about pests - What advice should we get?

Properties in Borehamwood are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Remedies to an infestation can include professional cleaning. If you strongly suspect an issue with dust mites, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted. A fairly common example may be where roof drains are not located at the roof's lowest points. The drainage system is inspected visually, where access is possible. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.

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